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The Emporta Messenger says that "the Dispatch, whose opinion on all leading public questions we value very highly, doubts the expediency of the main point In our suggestion" touching Instructing tbe member? of the General Assembly regarding retrenchment and reform by mass-meetings held In the several coun? ties. The Messenger then adds that Buch a course would be In accordance with a time-honored custom in Virginia, and ex? presse- the hope that the Dispatch will gi.-e this question its special attention and urge the people of tre cities and counties throughout the State "to strengthen and encourage their represen? tative? by special irstructions." We fear that the Messenger misses the particular point upon which we du: with it. ?jur contemporary, as we un? derstand It, advocates giving the mem? bers of the I-eglslature "definite Instruc? tions" as to what offices should be abol? ished and as to what special lines the retrenchment knife should follow. The Dispatch fears tha- under existing clrcum ?tanccs the net result of an attempt to do this would be a great diversity of in? struction? as to detail, that would em? barrass the Legislature. If, for Instance. th.- views or Instructions of the Greenes Vllle county mnss-m?r-etlng should ?Iffer from thOBe of the Fauquler county meet? ing as to details, or there should be a wide difference between the sentiment, of King and Queen and that of W'ythe county, It would be much more difficult for the members of these counties to get together than If they had no "definite Instructions." Besides, the doors would be thrown wider open than otherwise for outsiders who may be opposed to any particular line of retrenchment to enter In and exercise their Influence. However, on tho general proposition the Dispatch and the Messenger are not apart. The Dispatch recognizes that the custom of Instructing representative? is S time-honored ono in Virginia, and a wise oi.c. It recognizes, as It has stated heretofore, that much good might and no harm could come from holding county meetings, and reaffirming In the most emphatic manner the policy of retrench? ment ar. 1 reform. In this reaffirmation the broadeB? latitude should be given the Legislature to cut wherever, in Its wis? dom. It might ?ee fit to cut, Instruc? tions on these lines, coupled with the assurance that the peoplu would stand behind the Legislature, would leave Indi? vidual member? untrammelled and en? courage the body, as a whole, to address Itself to the great work before It without fear, favoritism, or hesitation. That we must reduce State expenses Is as fixed ss the laws of the Medes and the Per? sians, unless we are prepared to incret.se laxes, or propose to default in Interest en the State debt. Whatever steps, i the people take In the matter of encouraging the Legislature to in?-? ; and dispose of the Issue should be of u character that could in no wise conduce to lack of harmony and unity in that hedy. EXCESSIVE EXPENSES. The letter of Judge Homes, of Meck? lenburg, which we published on Sunday last, propose* that the bulk of the crimi? nal charge? shall bo put upon the cltle? asd counties, but that where a city or a county is subjected to extr.-ordinary expense?, then it shall be entitled to have out? relief from tne State. in this way he thinks the criminal cosis ?.o'-ild be largely reduced without Impairing the proper administration of Justice. I ?'?patch recognises the fact that many costs are now ...idled upon the State that would not be Incurred or would be disallowed If they were brought -gainst the counties and cilles. Most people are very generous In voting away other people's money. And particularly do we find that this sort of liberality pre? vail? In some of the counties that draw from the State Treasury more than they pay into it. Our objection to saddling th? crimina' costs upon the counties is that ws feat R would defeat Ju&tlce in many cases. -hippoee, for i tance, a poor county had to bear t? ? burden of euch a very it trial a? ihirt of Cluverlus. which pUee her? some year? ago. Mlgh? the local tax-payers be Inclined tc :- ??-?i ?t - ot-tree or e'.oe ?i Meter "uaoflL'ti Justice"-!, ?., fgt? law? Certainly th' cost? of th? :iuverlu? trial, first and ia?t, would, or year?, have hung libe a mllI?ton? round the neck of many a small and ?oor county In Virginia. But with the ommonwealth to back the court and he prosecuting officers, the course of ?.?-tice would be smooth and successful. It may be that Judge Homes'? plan tvould be an Improvement upon the ex? iting system. Certainly, it would be bet er than to throw the entire burden of :he administration of criminal Justice ipon the countie? and cities of the State -ithout hope of relief where extraor Ilnary expenae? were incurred. On the ?ther band, we fear that It would not be ?..together fair to the cities. In the first place, as 1? well known, ;ieat number? of country criminals flock o the cities and are there arrested and rled. Would it be fair to put upon us he burden of these expenses? Hardly; ?et It would be Impractical to separate be bills Incurred on their account from hose Incurred on account of the resi lent class. Again, would the State think t worth while to come to the relief of i big city In a caso like that of Cluve rlu?'?7 ?V? doubt It, for the reason that there Is a general Impress! >n lu the rountry that all the cities are rich. However, It occur? to u? that there i? ood for earnest thought In Judge Home?'? suggestion. Virginia mu.t nake an economical effort in ?orne dtrec lon. Pos?lbly, hi? ?eherne might be iashloned Into practical ?hape. The pres mt system i? so unjust and mischievous ve must try to do something to secure ellef. The State of Virginia Is now paying ?n an average about 1313,000 ier annum or the ?upport of the Insane. Here Is m expenso that might be easily taxed ?pon the counties. No county, no city ould be bankrupted by having to pay ts pro rata ?hare for the support of unatlcs In the asylum? built and fur tlshed by this Commonwealth. And such ? change would almost Inevitably result n reducing the number of Insane per? sons sent to the asylums. Every year there aro persons sent to he asylums who could well be cared or at their homes or In the county .oorhouse?. As It Is, our asylums are >elng overcrowded and we shall eventu illy be called upon to make large addl :lon? to them. So, while we are talking ibout reducing criminal osts, let us also >ea If we cannot do son ethlng that will at least safeguard u? against any ln :rease of the amount of money we are now paying out for the ?upport of the Insane. CONGRESS AND BUSINESS. We are not ?urprlsed at the statement hat 1 usines? look? with no confidence pon tho reassembling of Congress, l'h?re 1? a good deal that Congress ?light do to help business. There 1? one :hing, especially. It might do that would ie of great benefit to the business lnter ?sts of the country, and that Is, adjourn mmei'iately after reassembling. How jver, It certainly will not do that, and t Is to be feared that li. will not only iot help business by other means, but hat the session's work will conduce to .ut-lr.ess disquietude. The three principal numbers on the programme are "currency reform," "Ha? waiian annexation," and "Cuba." As to the first, we may expect a lot of i ggllng, with no re.-uit?, perhaps, ex? cept those of giving Wall street an oc cahlonal opportunity to unsettle values and making Investors timid. As. to the Cuban and Ihe Hawaiian questions, thf; wlll, doubtless, be used to justify a vast amount of Jingoism, which Wall street will also turn to account, and which will ni essarily disturb business, more or less. The outlook, therefore, Is not en? couraging, except In the light that the probable work or proceedings of the ses? sion may recoil on the Republican party to its undoing. Atlanta may be forced to collect taxes from certain corporation? whose pro? perty has been exempted in recent years by the City Council. Wo learn from the Constitution that there is a movement to take this matter Into the courts on a petition for manda? mus to force the city to collect the back taxes due by these corporations and to rsqulTB the authorities to cease making such exemptions. Those moving in the matter claim to represent parties who have decided, If possible, to stop the practice of relieving a few corporations from the payment of taxes while hundreds of others are re? quired to pay full rates. This question, ?ays the Constitution, was brought up In the Council several months ago by the introduction of a reso? lution Instructing the tax assessors to proceed to collect the back taxes due by the exempted corporations and to place their property on the taxable list and collect the amount due by each In future. Tho resolution was buried by the Coun? cil Tax Committee, w-hf?h put off con? sideration of the matter |prom time to time. The Council having failed to en? force the law, It is now proposed to go to the courts. When the question was up In the Coun? cil the City Attorney was asked for an opinion as to the legality of the exemp? tions under consideration. He stated that the exemptions are illegal and with? out warrant of law. If the back tazas due the city are collected, tho treasury A-lll lie benefited to the extent of about $300,000. An amuelng story, says the London Daily Telegraph, Is told of the lament? ed Sir John Gilbert. Half a century ago or more he was commissioned to Illus? trate a short ?lory for a London week? ly, and was ha:.ded the proofs to ena? ble him to select the most telling situa? tion for his work. When he had fin? ished the editor remarked: "Why, Mr. Gilbert, the story says an escort of in? fantry soldiers, and here you have given us mounted one?." "Dear me, ?o I have!" responded the aryUst, "but 1 haven't time to do another drawing now. Can't you make an alteration In the story to make It fit In?" Th? "copy" was ccordingly handed to a subordinate to make the alteration, but that gen? tleman forgot to read and revUe the chapter describing how the ?oldler? had galied the summit of a steep mountain, parts of which they were obliged to scale with ladder?. Horses could not have been gotten there, unies* by the as? sistance of a crane! Afterward, says the Telegraph, shoals of letter? from subscriber? wished to know bow the cavalry got there. That New York should have turned it? back on the horse Is not surprising. It only Um other day expressed a decided preference for tha tig... New York Is opening a new speedway along the Harlem. We thought 1| was a oretty fsst town already. .Hl- Kl-?ttiT-i/r-iJ-* jl^-> THE SCHOOL?. Now that the School Board haa made a plain statement of the case, and Mnce the Board of Aldermen has voted affirm? atively, we hope and trust the Common Council will speedily sanction the appro? priation necessary for the support of the public schools for the remainder of the year. We have always had confidence that both branches cf the Council would come to the relief of the achools. We have be? lieved that all that was needed was for the question to be thoroughly understood. And now. In the light of the Informa? tion before the public, our faith Is strong? er than ever before. There will probably be a number of negative votes In the Common Council, as there were in the Board of Aldermen, but we think the majority will be responsive to the public wishes upon this subject. v.* h He we hold that It la demonstrable that this appropriation is clearly in the line of economy, and while we know that It Is essential to the welfare of the schools, we shall not question the Judg? ment of any of those who differ with us. The present controversy Is the out? growth of a misunderstanding, which has been continued during some months, and It is too much to expect that it will be healed all at once. Yet we feel sure that the safest, wisest, most economical, and most politic disposition that can be made of the question Is for the lower branch of the City Council to follow the lead of the Board of Aldermen, and thus place the resolution In the hands of Mayor Taylor, for his approval. A SATISFACTION TRUST. Some days ago it was announced In a Washington special that President Mc? Kinley and Mr. DIngley were entirely satisfied with the n*t results and indica? tions of the Slsetloi v. that were held in several of the States the early part of this month. Now we learn from the New York papers that Hon. Marcus Aure Hus Hanna shares the satisfaction of Messrs. McKinley and DIngley. Mr. Har.na has been Interviewed by several New York reporters, and to all he expressed himself as satisfied to a degree that could only be equalled by the feelings of a "dead pig in a barrel of corn." It would therefore seem that Messrs. McKinley, Dingley, and Hanna have formed a satisfaction trust, limited. This was according to the eternal fitness of things. It was an act of consistency. It was doing themselves what they have been eminently prominent In encourag? ing others to do?that is, combine to con? duct a monopoly. Barring a little stray and quasi-aatls faction hero and there, the McKinley Dingley-Hanna trust, limited, possesses all the Republican satisfaction output and indications of the elections in ques? tion. However, we do not share the view of these gentlemen that their tmst will, in the long run, Justify their elation. We shall not be astonished If it goes all to pieces in 1900, if. Indeed, its stock does not become practically valueless before that time. Referring to the charge of the -Gordon Highlanders in the Indian border war, a contemporary says: "There is, however, one serious consideration in connection with this recent display of Scotch hero Ism and loyalty to the English Govern? ment, and that Is that Poet-Laureate Austin ?nay be moved by the achievement to write an ode." True. But Austin might write the ode in Scotch dialect and get tho credit of being a great poet. There la nothing like catering to fads. The white bann.irs of Jack Frost do not mean surrender, by any means. They mean destruction to Yellow Jack and all his evil tribe. They mean life and strength and renewed hope and courage for our brethren of the far South. All hall the j ure and wholesome banners of Jack Frost! The death of the Rev. Dr. Houghton, rector of New York's famous "Little Church Around the Corner," which took place Wednesday, will be sincerely mourned, although to a large extent theatrically. "A hungry baby, which accidentally got separated from Its mother, caused a great stir at the Earge Office." "That's right," we have no doubt. Commend us always to a hungry baby for making a sUr. President McKinley Is going on a bust, as Mark Twain might say, under the deft manipulation of a sculptor. Hanna has already carved out his fortune for him. The meteors that were to mete about this time have not meted, we believe. "The maecaronl trust has burst." Tube bad. A Protest Against Modern Foot-Ball. To the Bdltor of the Dispatch: I note with.great interest and sympa? thy the letter of Mrs. Virginia Morgan Robinson, and endorse her sentiments emphatically. What horrifies me most? ly In regard to foot-ball playing Is that ministerial students ("Jaspers"), who lift their hands in holy horror at dancing, who almost faint at the sight of a card table, and who tremble at the bare men? tion of theatre-going, can play foot-ball all the week and preach on Sunday! Does God approve of brutality? Is not foot-ball brutal? Why not go back to tho days of the arena-gladiators and bull-lights? It lies with the young women of our land to put a stop to the game. We a? ??eal to the girls of the South, of Vir? ginia, of Richmond, to make the first move. Let Virginia take the lead, and the other States will follow. It was my privilege to attend Dr. Breasted's lectures with a member of the Richmond College foot-ball team. Soon after we were seated a young man with a Nathaniel Hawthorne head on his shoulders hobbled in with a cane. I Innocently asked, "What Is the mat? ter with him?" "Got crippled In the foot? ball game," was the answer. Next, a sweet, auburn-haired chap came In with a hand in a sling?two fingers broken in the foot-ball game! At the door an? other was standing, his head bandaged, eyes alone visible?"head burst In the foot-ball tame." After nursing foot, fin? gers, and head, what time will these boys have to study mathematics and philosophy? The result will be In col? lege parlance?a total "flunk" In Feb? ruary. Whore is tho young lady who wishes to attend commencement with her sweetheart after he ha? failed on seve? ral studies? On expreseing these thought* to a college boy, I was Informed "thorn were others." Yes, dear young man. there are others; but these others are not the kind you wish to visit. Rich? mond College boya never go to see any but the fairest and purest of our Vir? ginia girls. If the boys received ?pay for playing, it might alter the case a little, but not much. I am speaking ?specially to our home college. If Pro? fessor Boat wrlght's chaps can't find enough ex.-rclse and mental tralnlm playing golf, tennis, gymnastics, and studying "Math.," why not buy severa acres of ground and make tho?? boy? go to ploughing and planting potatoes and corn? If they continue to piny ball they ?rrlll have to go back on tho farm, and It would be well for them to know one thing well. It grieves me to write this. It 1? ilk? th? teacher who whipped the boy ?nd then cried. We glory in our colleges, ?nd are proud to know that our Rich mend college? are filled with more stu? dents thl? year than ??ver before; but If foot-ball bringe these young m?~? to our city, It wers beat to close the doors of our schools. W's wsnt our young men trained In all things, necessary to make them true, GENTLE MEN. Thl? they will not find in foot-ball. A RICHMOND GIRL. FOOR BETTINA GERARD. Ber Mother, Mr?. Ordway, Visit? The I'afortaaate Actreas la Hospital. A New York special to the Baltimore Sun says: There was a pathetic reconcili? ation in Bellevue Hospital to-day. Mrs. Ordway. wife of General Albert Ordway, there mingled her tears with those of her unfortunate daughter, known to the thea? tregoers as Bettina Gerard, who, after a meteoric career, beginning In Washington society and ending In the feverish Ufe of a footllght favorite, now He? In Bellevue Hospital, known only as plain "Betty Schuyler," old and worn, at 28, a helpless Invalid, suffering from partial paralysis. General Ordway, with hi? wife and little MlSB Padelford, Bettina'? daughter ol whom the grandparents have taken charge, reached this city Tuesilay on the ocean liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse Despite tho 111 health of the father, who has been an Invalid a year and a half, hit? thought was for his daughter. He wanted to know where she was, and what means he could take to aid her. In the midst of his paternal eagerness? i .e Infirm old man was stricken in bil .lartments at the Hoffman House. Pot some time It was feared that he was ai the point of death. A hurried call w_i.? sent for Dr. Daniel P. Pease, the : physician, who was obliged to admln.t--.ei morphine. Mrs. Ordway then bravely decided to dc what she knew would please the ?trick?-! General more than anything else In thl.? world. A barouche drove up to the Hoff man House, and Mrs. Ordway, accom panled by Dr. W. G. Wylle, wan driven l? Bellevue Hospital, where she wa? left alone with her daughter. "Do you Intend to have your daughter removed from the hospital ?" Mrs. Ordway wo? asked later. "Ves." she replied. "We have made ar rangements to take her to a private sanl tarium. She Is still so weak that she car. scarcely lift her arms," and the mother'? ? yes filled with tears. "But she will get well; we aro sure of It. She spoke to mi cheerfully. She Is In good spirits." "Do you think General Ordway's attack to-day was induced by worry on Ill daughter's account?" "No; I aon't think so." replied Mrs. Ord? way. "He has b.-en thinking continually of her, however, at. I he wanted to know where she was." General Ordway said later at the Hoff? man House: "I am feeling much better now. I have been suffering from a corn Plaint for more than a year. We went to Wiesbaden, and ther- I became better and better. ?)n the voyage over I causht a ban cold, and that is responsible for my at ?ack to-day."_ _ The National Uni/r-ralty. (Baltimore American.) The ladies have determined to make a start toward building a national uni? versity at Washington, such as was c?>n ..mplated by Washington himself, and ? number of Influential women have already begun work. They propose to collect a quarter of a million dollars for the pur? pose of erecting an administration bulld lng as a beginning. A convention will be held in the capital city December 14th, to decide upon the best way to arouse public Interest In the matter. In the opinion of the ladles, a popular subscription In small amounts would yield a large sum. It is estimated, for instance, that, as rhere are about 13.000,000 children In the public school?, an average subscription of a penny from each could bo obtained. If such a nucleus co?ild be ?ecired the fathers, mothers, ?nd other relatives of the children, representing the whole 71.000,000 population, could be relied upon o furnish a respectable amount. The ladle, want an American university, American sciences, sad American Idsas for American citizens-a ?talement broad. out not perfectly lucid. The plan could be made a feasible one if certain condi? tions are found at the right time. It Is certainly a noble object the ladies have in view, and the world knows how much energetic, able women can accomplish t. good when they are In earnest. Fn course, the ladles will keep |? mind the mainte? nance of the Instltutlun. If all the expectations of those Inte? rested In education are met, Washington will before many years be a great centre for instruction. The Catholics already have a university there, and the Metho? dists, under theguldanc-- of Bishop Hurst, have vast plans for a great Institution, to be set to work by the liberality of the Methodists and their friends. A spirit of generous rivalry may be expect??! to be manifested among the other denomina? tions. A university, In Its prope.* sense. Is not a theological school, which is strictly denominational. To be worthy the nant? it must be absolutely unsectarlan. Rich members of various churches have con? tributed liberally t? advance the work In higher institutions without imposing any restrictions as to how the money so given shall be applied, and, doubtless, they will continue to do so. It Is natural that powerful religious organizations should deblre to show the world that th?-y have Influence enough to Induce people to contribute fcr educational purposes without exhibiting a sectarian spirit. The Institution the ladles desire to found. It Is to be Inferred, will be made ps broad and ad deep as are American i.'eas and life. It Is to be hoped that all 'heir expectation? will be realized. Virginia BoptUt Convention Dele Bjaasa. ROANOKE. VA.. November ?---(Spe? cial.)?Delegate? and visitors to the Vir? ginia Baptist General Association are be? ginning to arriva about two hundred hav? ing already put In their appearan?e. Many more are expected to-morrow. To? morrow morning a prayer service win be held by the delegues In Calvary Bap? tist church, and to-morrow night the regular session of the association will be? gin. The Introductory sermon will tie preached by Rev. Dr. A. B. Dunnaway, of Churchlar.d. _ General Tallaferro'a Condition. GLOUCESTER COURTHOl'SE, VA., November Ik?(Special.)?General Talla ferro'? condition remain? unchanged. A Virginia Squirrel-Hunt. (Jacksonville Times-Union and Citizen.) The evening shadows were growing long; A weary hunter homeward bound. His head was bowed, his face waa ?ad, When to himself he meekly said: "I had no game, It Is too bad." Just then far down the sylvan glen A lone gray squirrel in merry gle? Did bark and frisk most merrily. With startled glance, and look askance. He braced himself?"Now Is my chance. True and careful musa be my aim. For 'twill not do to lose this game." With ?tep alert and look Intent, Down the mouatain side he went. Thf squirrel he spied in a chestnut-tree, H*ppy and frisky as he could be. Bang! and through the mountain rang A loud report that echoed tarT^ While to the ground, with bleeding wound. Dropped the squirrel with thud and Jar, But with life enough to scramble forth, And with his blood to mark his path. Far up the trunk of a chestnut-tree, Where he lodged In security. A? the hunter, with anxious look. Saw his game slip in the nook. He valiantly threw off his coat. Unbuttoned his collar from his throat. He vowed a solemn oath-bound vow: "I'll not so home without you, r.ow." Around the tree his arms entwlned. I'p the body he gayly climbed. But ere he reached the coveted spot 111. breath gave out. he had to stop?. His face crew red an! his bald head Did shine with perspiration shed; His stylish trousers so tight did fit, Thev now began to rio ?nd split. "O. hang that equlrrel!" he madly ?aid. As down the tree he roughly slid. HI? shirt was torn, his pants were rent; In a ?ad plight he homeward went. Along the road he was heard to say: "That squirrel has bested me to-dnv " FRANCIS. Blue Ridge Spring?. Va.. October 24. im. It*? Eceentrle. ? triumph of mechanical ?kill |? the eccentric chain adjustment on all Wolff American High Art 'Cycles. Operation imple, action positive. A pleasure to how it work. THOMAS CHRISTIAN, Hit Main streak I'KRRYYII.LK. tnother ? uuiUdalr?Personal and General gotee and Briefs. BERRYVILLE. VA., November 18. Spectal.)?A great deal of Interest I? being :a*ten here In the contest for the poai lon of Superintendent of Public Instruc? tion. A prominent applicant for the posi? tion Is Captain William N. McDonald, of this place, a gentleman who in every re ipect is eminently fitted for the duties of this very Important position. The friends of Mr. James W. Luke were shocked to learn that he had been paralyzed on Saturday last while visit? ing Mr. J. Few Brown. In Winchester. Mr. Luke, who had been assistant cashier of the Bank of Clarke County ever since ita organisation In 1181, was forced by ill health to resign that posi? tion during the past summer, and his health was thought to have been im? proved by the rest of the past few months. Late reports from Wtaehe-ier state that there is no Improvement In his condition and his death is dally ex? pected. Mrs. O. J. Hardesty, of Clarke county, Pea critically ill at her home, suffering fr,,m a complication of troubles. Mrs. M. J. Coxe, who has been visiting her daughter. Mrs. Ernest Hoddoas, at Seville, Spain, reached here Monday, and Is now with friends in the county. Mr. Carence T. Owens, of Washington, Rappahannock county, a former resident of this place, ..H?! Miss Amy W. Elwell, the attractive- daagfetar of Mr. U". H. Elwell. were quietly married on Wednes? day evei.lng at G'30 at the residence of the bride's parents, In Berryvllle. Rev. lullati Broaddus, of the Baptint church, performed the cenmony, which was wit? nessed on'.y l> a few of the immediate friends ? t the ccuplc. Urs. Harry M owe and sons, of Keyser, W. Va.. ?.re "Isltlng relatives in town. Miss Amy I-eahl Is visiting friends in Wathltigtcn. O C. Mrs. Worth t'pton. o* Toledo, 0., Is vis? It. Vir.itnt Pnrshall. V.r. and Mrs. Mars-hall MeCormlck have returned from a fortnight's stay at th**- Hot springs. Va Mr. Frank He!ve?t!re formerly con Metsd Wit* t|?S Noifclk and Western ! Ci :.-> * i-ny, at Roanoke. has re slRr.ed his position and accepted that of nrlvate secretary to Mr. Joseph H. Sands, who is general manager of one of the southern roads, with headquarters at CharlenUn. S. C. _ FAR SO?THWE?T, Very Mnrh Married?A House Dun ed. Revival of H.tlB.i.,11. DWALE. DICKEN*?N COUHTT, VA.. November IS.?(Special.)?Your correspon? dent learns that Ooorge Isaacs. a*ed 71 years, who. 't Is charged, has seven living wives In Kentucky. Virginia, West Vir? ginia, and Ohio, eloped from Beaver Floyd county, Ky., Tuesday, with a pret? ty widow. Soon after arriving to that pine?. It is said, he learned that the of ft,.iit>? wer., lookine aftpr hl- ?. "ri*1 he skipped, taking the woman with him. He marrie Mrs. ?Lisa Polly, s widow, s Sergent, LstchST county, and after living with her three months, he deserted her, going to Beaver, -where he made his seventh matrimonial venture, Isaacs I? bel* and hearty, and can walk forty and fifty miles a day over rough mountain r?"?iids. The residence of D. W. Webb, a young farmer of Sergent, a few miles from here, on the Kentucky side, was burned Tuesday. Loss about $1,000; no Insurance. Webb's little 3-year-o!d son set fire to the house while his parents were away. There seems to be- a general revival of religion in this section. Twenty-eight were baptized at Sand Lick, this county, on Sunday. Accessions are being mi?le to the churches almost dally In all direc? tions. Forest fires are getting to be quite numerous here, Cumberland mountains seem to be almost literally ablaze; but there Is no considerable damage reported yet. ENTERPRISE TO REVIVE. liiieon Vista*? Cashmere Milla to Start L'p Aiii.in. LEXINGTON, VA.. November 18.? (Special.)?The cashmere-mills at Buena Vista, which shut down a year eg?), will resume operations on Monday next. Pre? parations are now being made to put th? mills In operation then. Mesan. Timber lake & Miller havo a contra? t with the government to furnish about ?12,500 yards of cloth. The capital to fill this contract will be furnished by a Phila? delphia cloth manufacturing firm, ivh,, take this means to test the mills, and If the test is satisfactory, will purchase them. .<"'im? '. I h m,mam M The People Believe What They Read About Hood's Sarsaparilla Thoir Faith in%This Medicine is Grounded on Merit They Know It Absolutely Cures When Other Medicines Fail Hood's ?Sarsaparilla is not merely a sim? ple preparation of Barsaparilla, Dock, Stillingia and a little Iodide of Potassium. Besides th?ese excellent alteratives, it also contains those great anti-bilious and liver remedies, Mandrake and Dandelion. It also contains those great kidney reme? dies, Uva Ural, Juniper Berries, and Pipsfssewa. Nor are these all. Other very valuable curative agents are harmoniously ?com? bined in Hood's Barsaparilla, and it is carefully prepared under the personal supervision of a regularly educat??d phar? macist. Knowing these faots, is the abiding faith the people have in Hood's Sarsaparilla a matter of surprise? You can aee why Hood's Sarsaparilla cures, when other medicines totally, absolutely fail. "My little girl was afflicted with eczema and suffered for seven years. She was attended by physicians and tried many different kinds of medicine with? out relief. After taking a few bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla she was cured." Mrs. EmiA Pban?un, Honeoye, New York. Hood's 8ptma Hood^i!ls^r*i7?^c^ 1 HU?S 4M Ml. Ml MS AT A ailKAT SACRIFICE. as I am compel?.' to move In the n*xt four days. Call at on?*e WILLIAM E TRMIERM, no 19-2t* Meadow street _ PROPOSALS. SEALED PROPOSALS \VI!.L~BB'r?> ceived at th? oAce of the Mutual lc? De? livery Company up to noon N< VKMBKR ?th. for furnishing the company for thr??? months, eomuiencitnf n?-.cml,i-r Hi w'th No. | Chi? AGO UATS AM) CrloiCE HAY in ear-load lots. Also, STRAW in car-loud lots. City Inspector'! certificate to be fur? nished with all oata and hay The company reit-rves the right to re? ject any or all bids._ _no l?-3t ATTKSTIO*, CONTRACTORS] Sealed proposals will be received b\ ?he undersigned until V> o'clock H Ti'?H DAY. December 14. ItPl, for Bl'IU'lNO ST. PAILS CATHOLIC CHURCH. Portsmouth, Va. Plans and specir.catioiis can be seen by applying to me. Th# right is reaervfd to reject any or all bids. OEORQE W. MAUPIN, Secrotary, mm ttit Portsmouth. Vs. (aufmann & Co. Wc Are as Busy as Bees in Our (ew Wrap Department. ad?es* and Children's Wraps, Suits, Furs, Skirts, and Waists at prices that make this store HE BROAD-STREET CENTRE OF ATTRACTION. 800 Handp-ome Mink Scarfs, with open louth head and finished off with tall?, t .76c. Manlf-onie Mink Scarfs, can be used as irge Storm Collars, with head and five ill? on each end, at .W_.-? Extra Fine Mink Scarf?, with extra long ills at .*--.> *>. Opossum .?Varfs, In fine quali.y, with ead*> and tails .....?15. Handsomest Quality Opossum I ok as well as Stone Martin, with. nd tails, at .*-l-K_. Handsome Fur Capes, with large Storm ollar?, finished with heads and tails, t.J0.50. Handsome ElsctrlC Seal Capes, with eautiful Storm Collars, at |?._M_ and r.Bo. t'ni.st Grade F.l.ctrlo Seal Car-*-'. ?>i'h ills .-?11 around, fully worth 116.60, are ere at .I-** Real Black Martin Collarettes, with ex *a large Stern? Collars and handsome ills, beautifully lined with Brocade Satin, t .I16.?O. Genuine Stone Martin Scarfs, the most tyiinh thing of the season, handsomely ottcn up, at .$l?>.."?0. We are showing the largest line of andsom-i Fur Collarettes in the city, uch as Blsck, Coney, Astrachan, Electric sal, and Stone Martin, from |1.96 to $.'M?. Also, a most complete I in.? <>f *'-. , horr. Medium, and Full Lengths, In all lie leailing fur?, ranging in price from f.60 to ..-?o SPECIAL! SPECIAL! Just received, a, shipment of ELAND OME COLORED VELVETTA WAISTS, iode very stylish, with the new blouse ror.t and pleated hack; also handsome ORDUROT WAISTS Gust the thing for trhet-ltng), at ._4.t>5. Vluffs at Factory Prices. 600 Children's Gray Coney Muffs at .*16c. ?ach. Handsome Brown Beaver Muffs at "UK*. ach. Ladles' Fine Black Coney Muffs, full Isa, worth UM, tor .?? *-<-. Handsome Elcctrlo Seal Muffs at |1.75 .nd i-.IH Extra Fine Quality Real Martin Muffs t .J6.0? and IT.50. Imitation Mink Muff?, in all styles, at 1.2.*? and |l.SO. Also, the Handncmest Quality Genuine ?lartin and Electric Seal Muff?, In fancy hapes, at .19, |1<>, an?l |12. (no 19-11) -*!}?Si?^_?9S969?a^S9a^*??9 S -_i_r%_r* O-aSne-- I I 300 Pairs i MISSES' LACE , AND BiirroN SHOES, in all style toet, kid or pa? tent leather tips, an usual f 1.50 Shoe, for I 69c. a Pair. | Lamb's Wool Slipper fy Solos, ice. ? Shoe and Trunk House, I .ill BmI Broad Street. ' :no la-it) B9S9s^^-e>4tt9?9^S9S9?_6a*3-?A ?y. J.E.R0SE&C0., No. 1510 East Main street. We are not undersold by any house ?n this city. Whole? salers and retailers in Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glass and Woodenware, Lamps, &c. FULL LINE OF TOYS. No charge for package or dray as*e. / Tinning, Plumbing, Gas-Fitting, Latrobe and Furnace Work. Prompt attention given to mril orders. New "Phone 377. (S0l7-W_tf) MEETINGS. A STATED CONVOCATION <>K WASHINGTON KOYAL ARCH (.HAI'TLH, No. ?, will he held in th? tabernacle at Masonic Tem?le, THIS (Friday) EVENING ?t. 7 o'clock. November I?, liwl. Member? of ?later chapters and visiting companions are cordially invited to be present. By order of the M B H PrtesL no MAX It. ,ry. HE ANNUAL MKKTI.N'.i <?K THE Kllol'l'l ' OF THE MASONIC TEMPLE ASSOCIATION wi.l t?e bold at the Masonic Temple, corner Broad and Adams street?. _*U__S_>AT, November Md. st 8 o'clock I' M JOSEPH V. BllMMJOU. no M-lw Secretary. ami seme-it*. "academy of misic. friday and saturday, ?fc?i .jth ana _*?.h. MATINEE SATIKOAY. "IT IS TO SK'I.KA.M The Fn-"y *?'' ''-=?1 ' ?ce, ?I!? ATI.AXTK CITY.** X-Alt'llST*--?. I??.?-""! by MR. FRA.1K M. WILL?. Bee the Coiusdiau?. Hear the Muate. Old papsrs for sals at this office. Thalliimer's WRAP DEPARTMENT. These Garments were never shown in such gene? rous varieties in this De? partment as thl.**. season. As for prices, a visit and a fair comparison will con? vince you that they are the lowest in the city. ftthm rinsh Capos, fnr trimmed, at $3.98 each, value $5 each. Nii*e quality Blark Diago LftlTailor-Finish Half-Lined Jackets at $5?a good $7.50 value. Fergian Cloth Half-Lined Jnckt'ts nt $4. worth f(?.-48 each. Tan Coats, tailor finish, half lined, volvet collars, a real $8 value, at $5 each. Pt-rsian Cloth Jarkr-ts, linod through, st $7.48? special. Elec-ant Qualitv Diaco? nal Jackets, in Blue and Black, silk lined, at $1"2..r>n each, instead of $17.50 ?ach. Fin,? Quality See] Plush Capes, trimmed with fur and cut jets, at $6.48 each - a -genuine $8.50 value. Lar<re line of Server Tai? lor-Made Suits, is fthm and Black, with silk lining, at $10 choice, regular prie?? $18 suit. Great slaughter of Clio vint Rerjre Suits in blue nn-1 black, with colored silk lin in<'. st $8.48 suit, real TallM tusa We carry a larpe Assort? ment of Fur Capes and Col lar.-t.tes from $3.48 each to $50 each. THALHIMER BROTHERS1 ONE-PRICE HOUSE. FIFTH AKD BROAD STREETS. L?fuili -. m\ t%? i Marntm ?s-? The Decision of the Aldonuen on tho school question is a good thing. So Are Oar School Shoes. We've got them in all shapes and materials -the kind that stand the hard knocks. Style, comfort, proteo tion combined. l'r right. 'Tis just as important to have the young people pro? perty shod as prop?! ! y edu? cated. Bee our large ?assortment before buying. C. F. CROSS SHOE 313 East Broad. [uo 17-WAi-j YOtR CHOICE: Trading Stamps, Trading ( h ticks, or 5 Per Cent, in Cash F, W, DtSIE'd agi: NT, 301 E. BROAD. Our Specials This Week will convince you that, as u-unl, we l?*ad our KMBMtitort in offering b? -' inducement* to the publi**. W*?n*vi added a great many bftrgaii those alr??a?ly on our eoautera, making thin sale extremely interest? ing to ? (,ii??mirai buyers. i KR No. i. ladies'. Misses', and Childwni Genuine Dongola Button, guaran te?Hl all soliil. 7l>?*. 'KltNil. I. Ladies* Dongola. Huttnn and La<*e. several style toes and all sizes, heel and spring heel, $ 1.11>. Couxtbr No. 8. Ladies' Dongola, Button and I-a***-?. the newest styles, in patent tip and dongola ti", nil pha?, ami every j>air gu?rante? d to be wor?h from |175 to $.', this ?ale ?1.4?. 1 lot of ladies' /land Sewed Writ and M'*Kay l'anl..-. ?M $1.1)8 worth $'J,.V) and AH per pair. Mens Winter Weight Tans, in all shap?i and riue, ranging in prkes from S!i, ?Jmi.&O, ?Mi BB? *:*..V>. Keineinher, *Aei<ive\< B J uurrhoi?<* on an\ purchase : Trading Stainc?. Trading Checks, ora?_scount ofSnsr eont no ?Tu*!1 m SHOES, THlXk?, immKii?" E. H. SPENCE, & WhOSOHlUElHOAD AND ?IOBTB SIX. SHOES, TRUNKS, ANO IMRKtLUS. _(OC 517-31?) __. BOOK AND JOB WORK NEATLt sxpc?ttu At tas uttratv* ?'al*** 1MU BXltiO?,